Novak Name Meaning

Czech and Slovak, Croatian and Serbian, Slovenian, Hungarian (Novák), and Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): from Slavic novy ‘new’, denoting a newcomer to a place. Compare English Newman. Slovenian: also a topographic name for a peasant who settled on newly cleared land.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Novak Family Origin

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Novak Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    34%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Cigar Maker

    4%
  • Works In Lumber Yard

    4%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Novak family was Works In Lumber Yard. The most common Novak occupation in the USA was Farmer. 34% of Novak's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Cigar Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Novak.

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Novak Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1942 and 2004, Novak life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Novak in 1942 was 31, and 78 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Novak

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